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Week 2 – WLC

August 30, 2010 1 comment

I have now been working for 2 weeks.  I have been doing well in work so far.  Training is a bit slow.  Here is the updates for last week:

  • Eat BREAKFAST every day.  (5/5 Days: Cereal, Smoothies, Egg Sandwich)
  • Take the stairs in the apartment. (4/5 Days)
  • Take a 30 minute walk each day (5/5 Days – Dexter is HAPPY)

021 (Dexter out on my Moms boat last weekend)

  • No POP!! (I only had 1 cans last week Wooo Hooo)
  • Drink more water  (2Lts/day 5/5)
  • Do Yoga 30 minutes 3 times a week (Still No Yoga)
  • Limit Sugar intake (Yes)
  • Eat more fibre (In hopes to ease tummy issues) (Heck YES)
  • Pack a lunch everyday! (5/5)
  • Read a book in that time… Maybe 2 (Still working on EPL, almost done)
  • Research joining a gym – JOINED THE GYM!! I worked out 3/5 days last week!!
    • Enjoy Green Monsters after each workout

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Categories: WLC

Workout Schedule

August 29, 2010 Leave a comment

This is my plan for this week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Spinning 7pm Cardio 30 Min Cardio 45 Min Spinning 7pm Cardio 30 Min
Arms Abs   Arms Back
Back Legs   Abs Legs
Abs        
Categories: Gym

To Juice or Not to Juice

August 28, 2010 4 comments

I have recently been in a Green Monster kick.  Which have been truly delicious.  Although I have noticed that there are a few bloggers who have a juicer.  I have been interested in purchasing one.

I have read the reviews on a few different brands.  The best I have seen so far (which is in my budget range) is the Hamilton Beach Juice Extractor.

Hamilton Beach 67650H Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor

I would love some input from others as to whether purchasing a juicer would be advantageous. 

Who’s got the Gym Bug??

August 26, 2010 3 comments

Ooooo Pick me!!! I know who does!!

I HAVE THE GYM BUG.

I have my fitness test on Saturday at 2pm.  I have been to the gym 3 days in a row now… I LOVE IT.  There are a lot of very muscular men who “jog” on the treadmills which I do find amusing.  The gym has a pool and I am currently waiting pensively for the pool to open.  I would love to have some non weight bearing activities.

Currently I have been doing 30 minutes of cardio and then weights.

Day 1: Elliptical 30 Minutes – Leg Press 50lb 15/2

Day 2: Stair Climber 5 Minutes – Ellipitcal 25 minutes – Arms – Abs

Day 3:  Bike 25 Minutes – Stair Climber 5 Minutes – Legs – Abs

I am looking forward to my fitness test…. And more great Green Monsters.

Peachy GM

2 peaches

1/4 Cantalope

Apple juice

Vita Greens

Ice

Categories: Gym, Healthy Cooking

You’d be so Proud!

August 24, 2010 12 comments

Today was the day!!  I got off my but and WALKED to the gym!! Guess what! I JOINED THE GYM.  I said what the hell, this is for ME and I want to be healthy and happy!

I did 30 minutes on the elliptical. After my killer workout last Thursday where I ran the escarpment stairs twice I was nearly dead at the end!! I had knots in my calfs!!! They were HORRIBLE.  I decided to go a nice pace today.  I would like to sustain my workout instead of feeling like death.  The elliptical said I burned 350 calories… Good?? Not so sure!  I also did some weights and walked home.

I have to say that is a personal victory for me… It is a mini one although one none the less.

Now I am enjoying a Green Monster thanks to the tip from @andsoiran .  I combined ice, pineapple juice, a peach, scoop of Vega powder and a handfull of spinach!

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The results is….053

YUMMY

(Sorry for the bad picture…)

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Categories: Gym, Healthy Cooking

Week 1 Complete

August 23, 2010 15 comments

I started my new job last week and well I did fairly well with my goals:

  • Eat BREAKFAST every day.  (5/5 Days although I did get breakie at work 2 days last week)
  • Take the stairs in the apartment. (Can’t at work, alarms will sound) – (3/5 Days – hurt my knee on a hard workout)
  • Take a 30 minute walk each day (5/5 Days – Dexter is HAPPY)
  • No POP!! (Big one for me to break) (I only had 2 cans last week Wooo Hooo)
  • Drink more water  (2Lts/day 5/5)
  • Do Yoga 30 minutes 3 times a week (No Yoga)
  • Do lengths 3 times a week (No Swimming yet –  although I am now cleared with my shoulder)
  • Limit Sugar intake (Yes)
  • Eat more fibre (In hopes to ease tummy issues) (Heck YES)
  • Pack a lunch everyday (no lunch at the office) (4/5 – had lunch out on friday although it was a greek chicken wrap with a greek salad! Super Yummy)
  • Enjoy the small things!  (Went to visit the family and had a great time with my little sister)
  • Read a book in that time… Maybe 2 (Still working on EPL)
  • Research joining a gym – Signed up for a 7 Day Free Pass to Premier Fitness… I am going to go in today!!!

Great Giveaway!!!

Giveaway put on by Rita at www.gigglybits.com!   Or more appropriately, a scavenger hunt to get a blog giveaway.  I have two heart rate monitors.  A Garmin beauty that was my goal weight present and I also have my Polar F11, that happens to be pink.  I no longer use my Polar and for about 8 months it has been gathering dust.  Until now 🙂  In the spirit of de-cluttering my life, I’m gifting my old heart rate monitor to a reader who can put it to better use than I.  Sorry boys, it’s incredibly girly, but wives, girlfriends? Heck you can wear it under long sleeves, I’ll never tell!

I call her Fizzy (but of course, renaming is alright) and she looks like this, fabulously awesome child not included, however you will look as badass as she does wearing it:

If you want to check out a new one on Amazon, just click the picture and you can read all about your possible future favourite workout buddy!

But there is a catch of course.  This is a crazy expensive HRM even if I have sweat on it a bit (actually, I sweat 90lbs onto it so I’m sure it’s depreciated a lot, or is that good karma?!) If you would like to be entered in to win this bad boy, you’ll need to follow the instructions below:

1.       Follow the link below to the first blog.

2.       Contained in that post will be the words: Password Letter: F  — followed by a link to another blog.

Update No Password Anymore… Just Comment on the blogs!!

3.       Leave a thoughtful comment on the blog, make note of the letter, and follow the link to the next blog. You can’t win unless you have a comment on each blog!

4.       Repeat, comment, letter, link.

5.       Repeat this until you are linked back to this page. There are 7 other blogs to visit.

6.       Once you have all the letters (Capital letters please!), in the order they were linked, (they DO NOT spell anything) enter them in the password box here: POLAR GIVEAWAY PAGE 

7.       Leave one last comment on that page just saying hi, or holy crap that was a lot of commenting.

8.       There is an additional way to enter detailed on the POLAR GIVEAWAY PAGE page as well.

The contest is open to residents of the United States and Canada only because I am going to cover the postage myself.

I no longer have the instruction manual (because I threw everything away!) but it can be found here. All other information can be found on the Giveaway Page.

Let’s get started, here’s your first link:

The Incredible Shrinking Girl

P.S. If you are doing this hunt any other day than Monday, August 23, you will need to look for Monday’s post to find your letters!

P.P.S. This is an undertaking of some coordination and precision with so many blogs in different time zones, etc. Having never attempted a blog scavenger hunt before it’s going to be interesting to see how it works.  Thanks in advance for your patience!

Categories: Healthy Cooking, WLC

Day 1: WLC Update

August 17, 2010 4 comments

I am glad to see that there is another WLC participant.  She does not currently have a blog although is posting her goals on Twitter!! Great Job Stephanie

What I ate Monday Breakfast: Overnight Oats Snack: Fiber1 Bar Lunch: Eggs salad on whole wheat with carrot sticks and hummus Snack: Cheese and Crackers Dinner: Pasta (oops)

  • Make a Meal Plan for each week: completed plan (Will be posted later tonight)
    • Mid Week Goal: Follow Meal Plan!! 
  • I will also not eat any carbs for dinner or afterwards.
    • Dinner: Protein and Veggies – Monday (Opps had pasta, I was zonked) Plan for dinner tonight – Tuesday (Grilled Chicken, Sautéed Lentils, and Broccoli)
  • I will try to cut out eating after 7. Monday (Check) Tuesday (TBD) 
  • I will swim lengths three times a week. I will also do yoga 3 times a week as well. Monday – no swimming or yoga, did do the stairs and took dex for 30 minute walk)
  • Drink 2 Lt of water a day! Monday drank about 1.5 lts

NOTE: If you do not have a blog or do not want to post goals just drop a line on twitter with the hash tag #wholelifechallenge or comment on one of the posts.  I would love to here of your progress.  You all keep me motivated!!!

Categories: Healthy Cooking, WLC